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Sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2.1021590
4.5 out of 10

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Sanyo HD2 Digital Media Camera. True 720p High Definition Vide Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

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Overall 6
6.0

Needed repair; bad experience

T. FINN "T Finn", Amazon
21 October 2008
  • Summary: After 9 months, the buttons on the camera stopped functioning. Contacted Sanyo and was referred to their Service Provider, Skokie TV. Contacted Skokie and shipped my camera to them in early September. Hearing nothing after 2 weeks, I contacted Skokie and learned that diagnostics had found a faulty "control unit", which needed to be ordered from Sanyo.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sold It

LeGrow "Donna LeGrow", Amazon
7 April 2008
  • Summary: After owning the HD2 for 6 months I sold it on eBay. This is a tweener device - trying to be both a video camera and a digital still camera. I thought I was getting the best of both, but really the HD2 isn't great at either. Video and photo quality was fair - despite the 7.1 MP resolution, the picture quality wasn't as good as I had been getting from the 2MP Canon SD200 that it replaced.
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Overall 6
6.0

Low Battery Time

achen "alex", Amazon
27 March 2008
  • Summary: A good camcorder for outdoor use. However, a full charged battery lasts only about 22 minutes for a continuous recording. You'd better get at least two backup batteries.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing little VideoCam

Juan "Juan", Amazon
18 February 2008
  • Summary: No tapes to carry, works with memory cards, after shooting plug the SD card in your PC and Voila', transfer your videos fast or watch-edit them right in the SD card. No tapes makes this camera easy to carry around. There are other home video camaras in HD (even higher resolution) but there are much larger in size and the media is tapes. I got first the HD1a and days later was released the HD2, so I exchanged for the later model.
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Overall 10
10

Good HD Palmcorder

J. Kim "The Techgeek man", Amazon
18 February 2008
  • Summary: After a week of testing this camcorder, I found it good enough for daily use. The HD2 does not come with an SD card, so make sure you buy one before or at the time you get the HD2. I got a 2GB SD A-DATA and a 4GB SDHC QPI Class6. Both worked fine. The 4GB gives me about 1:20h in StandardHD mode, and 55mns in SuperHD mode. I didn't notice a speed difference between a Class2 and a Class6 SD card using the HD2, I think you should be fine with an 8GB SDHC class2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for portability, not for HD video

Matt Roseboom "Editor/Publisher/Photographer", Amazon
18 February 2008
  • Summary: I was surprised how well this camera takes still pictures. I was expecting it to take bad still photos and great HD video, but it's just the opposite. The HD video looks more like regular video, just in widescreen format. If you want true HD quality video, buy another camera. If you want portability and just want better video than a digital still camera, get this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Toy not Tool Xacti HD2 Review

gadgetmaster "gadgetmaster", Amazon
18 February 2008
  • Summary: Pros- Small. Light. Concealable. Fill flash syncs at all shutter speeds. Video shutter speed priority and internal mechanical neutral density filter for bright scenes. Cons- Focus hunts. Focus fails to lock on nearest central object even when that central object has high contrast and fills >50% of frame. Focus prone to locking on background instead of subject. Focus is substantially worse than every camcorder I've ever used.
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Overall 10
10

IMPRESSED/DISAPOINTED

Randee Hervey, Amazon
18 February 2008
  • Summary: I purchased the hd1a model and returned it since I was made aware that the new model was soon coming out. Honestly although I want so much to love this camera, I am disappointed and decided to send it back as the video quality did not measure up to my old Sony P350, and the camera stills did not measure up to my wedding camera, which is a Canon 30D. Then I started thinking.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what is advertised

Jeremy W "Tech Geek", Amazon
15 December 2007
  • Summary: I ordered the Sanyo VPC HD2, clearly described as an SD camecorder, including the correct picture. What arrived was a still camera. I contacted the merchant through Amazon's communication system. The merchant, Gizmos for Life, declined to make good on the correct merchandise, but did send me a return shipping label. I shipped it back, but they never credited me after they had received the item back. I had to dispute the charge via my credit card company.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad compromise

Shane Hovde, Amazon
12 December 2007
  • Summary: I expected the video to be so-so and the pictures to be excellent. Both were miserable.
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